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Designer(s) William Atkin
Launched 1963
Racing career
Skippers Robin Knox-Johnston
Notable victories Sunday Times Golden Globe Race
Length 9.8 m (32 ft)

Suhaili is the name of the 32-foot Bermudan ketch sailed by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in the first non-stop solo circumnavigation of the world in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race.[1] She was built in India in 1963 from a William Atkins design. Suhaili was one of a number of prestigious vessels moored along the route of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Due to her size, she was not part of the flotilla, and was instead moored with other vessels at St Katharine Docks, in a display known as the Avenue of Sail.[2]

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  1. ^ A World Of My Own, Robin Knox-Johnson, Cassel 1969
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